Moms Night Inn – Lincoln February 11-12

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Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide by Your Side

Mom’s Night Inn Feb 11-12, 2017 

What is Mom’s Night Inn?

Mom’s Night Inn is an overnight retreat for moms or female caregivers who are raising children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. It is an amazing way to meet and share experiences with other moms on their journey. Woven into these moments are the connections you make – – the experience of sharing your personal journey with another mom and hearing about their journey.

Best Western Plus Lincoln Inn & Suites

2201 Wildcat Circle, Lincoln, NE 68521

402-438-0088

Exit 403, just off the interstate-take your first right

Do not make reservations through the hotel, your registration is all inclusive

Saturday, February 11 thru Sunday, February 12

Arrival time: 1 p.m. Saturday—Event ends: Sunday, at noon

No childcare available

Saturday- snacks and dinner are included in your registration

Sunday – breakfast is provided by the hotel

Hotel room check in is at 3:00, early check in is possible pending room availability

Registration deadline Jan 20, 2017

Topics include:

Understanding your child’s hearing and equipment, self-empowerment, how to ensure success when working with professionals in the educational setting and other areas.

We will also have a panel of young deaf adults and much more.

Fun activities include:

sweets, fun craft, beginner yoga, great networking and fun

$80 per person registration fee,

$40 will be paid by the parent and $40 will be paid by your regional program.

Full and Partial scholarships are available; please contact Shelli for more information.

Any questions please contact Shelli Janning at janning4@hotmail.com or call 402-426-1915

Please send completed registration and check to:

Nebraska Hands & Voices/ Shelli Janning

1376 Jackson St.

Blair, NE 68008

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Fall Family Bash!

Nebraska Hands & Voices is hosting a picnic and would like to invite families with deaf or hard-of-hearing children as well as deaf/hard-of-hearing adults, professionals and other friends of Hands & Voices to join us. Food, drinks and desserts will be provided. There will also be lots of FUN activities for children such as a bounce obstacle course, hula hooping, pumpkin painting and more! Rain or shine, the party will be on!!!

All communication choices and decisions are respected.

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chalco Hills Recreation Area in the Outdoor Group Shelter

8901 South 154th Street

Omaha, NE 68135

Please feel free to contact Kris Flott at kris@handsandvoicesne.org or (402) 203-0673 (text or voice) with any questions. Hope to see you there!

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Moms Night Inn – Scottsbluff

Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide by Your Side is hosting a Moms Night Inn event in Scottsbluff November 5 & 6 at the Fairfield Inn in Scottsbluff.  This event is for female caregivers to have opportunities to network with other parents who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  This event also offers informational sessions as well as fun relaxing opportunities for moms.  The cost per female caregiver who attends is only $40.  This includes, meals, 1 night hotel stay, information and fun. We will also host a panel of deaf young adults.  Please contact Shelli Janning at janning4@hotmail.com or 402-533-8915.  We look forward to a wonderful event.  The registration deadline is October 21

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JOIN US FOR COFFEE!

Our Saturday morning coffee hours are a great way to connect with other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.  Join us at 9am at Chik-Fil-A at 17501 W Center Rd in Omaha on the third Saturday of the month.

This is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect over coffee and yummy breakfast! Chik-Fil-A has an indoor playground, favors for the kids, and will set up the table(s) for us, too! We will have a sign posted in our reserved area so you won’t miss us. Hope you can make it!

Upcoming dates:

July 16

August 20

September 17

October 15

November 19

Check our Facebook page or contact us for updates.  We hope to see you there!

Fall Connect Reading – Save the Dates!

We are pleased to announce the fall schedule for Connect Reading!  Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • Saturday August 13th at the Benson Branch (6015 Binney St) at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday September 24th at the Swanson Branch (9101 W. Dodge Rd) at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday October 23rd at the Abrahams Branch (5111 N. 90th St) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday November 12th at the Elkhorn Branch (2100 Reading Plz) at 2:00 p.m.

Each Connect reading event features at least one adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing who reads a story in the communication mode of his or her choice (sign, voice or a combination) to children at a local library.  Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.   For additional information, please contact questions@handsandvoicesne.org.

Connect is a collaborative mentoring project started by the Nebraska Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Nebraska School for the Deaf Alumni Association, the Nebraska Association of the Deaf,  and Nebraska Hands & Voices to bring the deaf and hard of hearing community together with children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and their families.

 

Social Event in Scottsbluff!

UPDATE:  The event was a success!!

Scottsbluff kids

The Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide by Your Side program is excited to announce an exciting social opportunity in Scottsbluff.    This event is for anyone who has a member of their family who is deaf or hard of hearing. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the whole family, please join us.  You do not have to be a part of Hands & Voices or Guide by Your Side to participate.  If you are interested you can learn more about these programs at the event.

 

Riverside Discovery Center- Zoo

1600 South Beltline HWY West

Scottsbluff, NE 69361

308-630-6236

 

Saturday, June 18 2:00-4:30

(zoo closes at 4:30)

 

 

Additional attractions include: Dyno-dig, splash pad, water table, petting zoo, and playground

 

The cost is free- The Hands & Voices Guide by Your Side program will cover the cost of admission if you RSVP to Shelli Janning at janning4@hotmail.com or call 402-533-8915.  Please RSVP by Friday June 17, contact Shelli with any questions.

 

We are very excited and hope to see you there!

 

 

 

JOIN US FOR CONNECT READING!

We hope to see you:

Sunday May 15th, 4pm at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, 215 S. 15th Street, Omaha, NE

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing to read a story in the communication mode of his or her choice (sign, voice or a combination).  Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.

MOMS DAY INN

Nebraska Hands & Voices hosted its first Moms Day Inn overnight retreat in Lincoln in February of this year.  It was a great success with this amazing group of moms.

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We are already looking forward to next year, so SAVE THE DATE and JOIN US February 18-19, 2017 in Lincoln.  More details to come.

Moms Day Inn is an overnight retreat for moms and female caretakers who are raising children of ALL ages who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Hands & Voices prides itself on being open to every method and modality, if your child has a hearing loss you are part of our Hands & Voices family.  This retreat is an amazing way to meet  and share experiences with other moms on their journey.  Woven into these moments are the connections you make – the experience of sharing your personal journey with another mom and hearing their journey as well.  Moms have made lifelong friendships at these events.  Join us!  You are not alone… The time is now….

JOIN US FOR COFFEE!

Our Saturday morning coffee hours are a great way to connect with other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.  Join us at 9am at Chik-Fil-A at 17501 W Center Rd in Omaha on the third Saturday of the month.

This is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect over coffee and yummy breakfast! Chik-Fil-A has an indoor playground, favors for the kids, and will set up the table(s) for us, too! We will have a sign posted in our reserved area so you won’t miss us. Hope you can make it!

Upcoming dates:

April 16

May 21

June 18

Check our Facebook page or contact us for updates.  We hope to see you there!